Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Snow returns Thursday night

Snow returns Thursday night

Today's weather will be quiet, with no rain or snow in the forecast.

This storm system will just be starting to take shape early Saturday as it tracks into the central Great Lakes. A strong cold front will cross the state on Saturday. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, with gusty winds the biggest issue. Daytime wind gusts Saturday will be in the 30-35 miles per hour range, but these will start to go over 40 miles per hour Saturday night. The cold front will already have pushed through by this point. Colder temperatures arrive by Sunday and early next week, with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Highs will only get into the low to mid 30s and northwest winds will keep gusting over 20mph.

The Portland area could see some mixed precipitation, but the storm will bring mostly rain.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers.

Accumulating snow will likely hold off until Sunday night, when the winds start to lessen somewhat, temperatures continue to drop, and the lake effect can better organize itself. There is still a fair amount of uncertainty as to precipitation type on Thursday night, Friday, and Saturday morning. It will be windy and highs will be in the upper-30s.

Snow returns Thursday night
Snow returns Thursday night

Today: Rain will persist throughout the day today. But rain will develop in the afternoon, becoming widespread.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and chilly temperatures continue, with a low of 32 degrees.

A few rain showers ending early this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers.

A few lingering showers are possible into Sunday morning. The high will be 48 degrees with breezy winds out of the SSW at 10 to 20 miles per hour.

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